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FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in their first debate. with less than five weeks to go until election day, a live look now at the stage here in denver. analysts say both men have a lot of on the line tonight. the president trying to hang on to what is a slim lead in the national polls and most battleground states. governor romney trying to shake up the race by making his case to what should be the biggest television audience of his political career. here's the format for what will happen tonight. six 15-minute segments. the first three on the economy. then healthcare. then the role of government. and finally governing. president obama will go first. won the coin toss. governor romney will have the last word. organizers say they decided that and today we got a preview of the game plan from both sides here on fox news channel. starting with the president's campaign. >> well, we're overcoming what was the worst recession since the great depression. we have made a lot of progress. we are losing 800,000 jobs a month. obviously we have created 5 million jobs. he will talk about the progress we have made and lay out a
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
important election. i am concerned about america. i am concerned about the direction america has been taking over the last four years. i -- i know this is bigger than election about the two of us, as individuals. it's bigger than our respective parties. this lrkz is about the course of america. what kind of america dowrpt to have for yourself and for your children? there are two very different paths that we began speakerring about. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice-presidential debate. and we will talk about the two paths. and they lead in very different directions. it is not just the words. you can look at the record. there is no question in my mind, if the president were to be re-elected, you will continue to see a middle-class squeeze with incomes going down and prices going up. you will see chronic unemployment. we have 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%. if i am president, i will help create 12 million new jobs in this country, with rising incomes. the president's re-elected, obamacare will be fully installed. in my view, that's going to mean a differ
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 1:00pm PDT
away from election day right now. as the candidates make some of their last trips to some of the crucial battleground states. it seems that the last legs of this race could be some of the hardest fought yet. welcome to america's election headquarters, i'm heather childers. >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. governor romney is speaking in the critical swing state of florida but before he does he is getting in a little prep time before his next showdown with president obama. john roberts is live in florida, which i understand is north of orlando? >> it is just north of orlando. it spans two countries, seminole and orange county which split between obama and mccain in 2008. he spent this morning with rob portman his debate coach to do a little debate prep. they are expecting a much different president obama to show up a week from tuesday. one advisory the chicago obama to show up. in the meantime, he continues to carry on the momentum. she working the i-4 corridor where elections is won or lost in the state of florida. heights the differences between himself and zeroing in on taxes. >> fo
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
election? >> it's going to be a long time coming. i think they really need to begin to tie those core issues, things like energy prices and how that connects to the cost of milk to women. i think they need to remember that women are soaring to the top of every educational and professional field out there, the beyond all idea that they we talked to about birth control, um, that they want to be talked to as if they are wards of the state is absurd. and if the republican party can manage to talk to women the way they talk about men, that they care about the real issues that matter to all of us, then i think that's a party for my daughters and for my son. jenna: that's right. ten months old, right? he's little, he still counts. >> yeah, i don't know. [laughter] jenna: sabrina, thank you very much. some important be insight, we appreciate have having you on as always. >> thanks so much. je little context just to show you how important this is. 69.6 million women voted in 2008, 56% came out in support of the president. now, if you break that down, that's 38.9 million women who voted fo
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
romney voter or fan for something that would change the apparent course of the election which you look at the thing nationally and it appears to be a pretty tight race. if you look at it in the key states. president obama appears to be ahead nearly everywhere. and by a significant margins in some places such as ohio where it's several points. now, you can't say that it's over. it certainly is not straight line projections are very dangerous in politics. things can change. always on the lookout for something to change it debate might much although it hasn't happened very often. >> bill: i think it's going to happen this year one way or the other. this is the stat that i will point to the rat muffin poll has the president up by three which is good news by the president. has had romney up most of the other polling polling times however when asked are you definitely going to vote for your guy? definitely 43% in the rasmussen poll say yes for romney only 42 for barack obama. i believe if mitt romney does well and can sting the president like ronald reagan stung jimmy carter that he wil
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
california governor and hollywood legend arnold schwarzenegger. we are 36 days from election day and "hannity" starts right here right now. >> sean: this is a fox news alert. congressional hearings on the banghazi attack are about to be convened in the last hour fox news has obtained a letter that will be sent to hillary clinton tomorrow morning. this letter is from congressman jason chavitz. it reads in part, the full committee anticipates convening a hearing on october 10th, 2012, to consider the security situation in banghazi leading up to the september 11th attack. the attack that claimed the ambassador's life was the latest in a long line of attacks on western diplomats and officials in libya in the months leading up to this attack. it was clearly never as the administration has once insisted, the result of a popular uprising or protest. what you're looking at now is exclusively obtained photos from congressman chaffetz and the committee showing one of those attacks prior to the hit on our consulate that cost four americans their lives. these pictures are an attempted assass
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 1:00am PDT
when they go to the ballot box they are electing muslim brotherhood islamists. did this not fit too terri schiavo are rative, did they not take it seriously. once it was going down they knew the consulate was under attack and the ambassador was there. why didn't they send in a group to rescue him? >> judge jeanine: tell me why? >> i don't know. i talked to one person and they said maybe they just were worried it would be a blackhawk down incident? i said what do you mean the ambassador was expendable? well, they didn't provide any sources or resources to go rescue him while he was there. >> judge jeanine: you are are familiar with all of this and you worked in president regan's administration, correct? >> yep. >> judge jeanine: if an american was killed then along with three other officials what do you think would have happened? >> we would have gone in it to rescue them. you didn't know if they were dead or taken hostage. why didn't you send in reenforcement. the two seals thar that were k, they knew something was going on and rushed in to the scene to see if they could be of any a
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
decide the election. the president has been taking aim at governor romney's secretly recorded comments about the 47 percent of americans who do not pay income taxes. those comments will likely comment up tonight. for governor romney, the debate presents a chance to gain momentum by hitting the president where some consider him vulnerable, on jobs and the sluggish economy. the romney campaign has new ammunition from vice president biden and comments yesterday about the middle class. >> how can they justify raising taxes on the middle class which has been buried the last four years. >> an obama advisor defended the vice president saying it is the republican policies that hurt the middle class in the first place. the romney campaign targeting the comment in a brand new ad already. we will show you that in a minute. a new nbc and the "wall street journal," parent company of this network. shows the president ahead 49 percent to 46 percent which is in the margin of error. in the states, it is a different coverage. we have carl cameron with the romney camp and now ed henry on what wet tonight
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
this time he does. if he does the growth message like ronald reagan, he could win the election but it has to be truly credible and not appear as though he is apologetic. >>neil: what i learned on fox business network talking to these two retired senators, they recognize how surprisingly easy it is just to talk about a democrat in the indicate of sam nunn, slowing down the growth of entitlements and from senator bennett, a republican, closing loop hes and credits that allow some not to pay taxes at all. ronald reagan would tell you, it is not a tax hike. however, we get so dog mattic and fixed in our positions we are piling up more to the debt because of this. >>guest: exactly. sam nunt did not mention, just talked about the trajection but if we get the broad based simpson-bowles, you will get so much fatter growth people will get jobs and be taken off we because they have good, high paying jobs and will go to the tax roles rather than being on the welfare roles. when people are moving to the tax roles rather than welfare roles you can reduce tax rates, or welfare spending and bring
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
. project by two professors governor romney will win the election by picking up 330 electoral votes? they expect president obama will fall short with 208. you need 270 to win it all. university analyzes economic data and unemployment and income to make their predictions. that is about as bold we've seen so far. 330. patti ann: amid big concerns over the middle east and global unrest, governor romney is set to deliver this morning what his campaign is calling a major speech on foreign policy. we have our hands on a copy of his planned remarks. governor romney saying in part, quote, i know the president hopes for a safer, freer and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope but hope is not a strategy. that address is set for 11:20 eastern. we'll have much more on that coming up later on this show. >> certainly will. ann romney introducing governor romney, her husband at his event yesterday. she is happy that the presidential debate gave americans a chance to see her husband for the man she knows and loves. >> one thing i appreciated more than anything else
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
not -- what's important here is that five weeks before an election you see, you see republican senators and congressmen on tv -- and you -- railing against the president. this is a process that's taken over three years to get to the point where if you talk to the folks in afghanistan, al-qaeda is ineffective there, and they're moving places, and we're going after them -- megyn: well, unfortunately, it looks like they weren't that ineffective in libya. but the question here, dick, is whether you think, you know, listen, you're a party guy x you're a politically -- and you're a politically savvy guy. was it a smart move for president obama to go to vegas? with all due respect to our friends out there, at that point in time to campaign? >> i think that he can't stop, you know, go into a hole and stop the campaign and stop all the other things he has to do as president we had this horrible -- because we had this horrible tragedy. he's not on the ground in-in ya. we have people who are on the ground in libya. he is in total communication with all those people wherever he is. so the
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 7:30am PDT
. >> one of the arguments is, no matter who is elected, they, the table this for six months, whether it's to reelect president obama or newly elected president romney, deal with it in the winter in a substantive way, going so far as to reform the tax code, everything you want. do you think that's what's going to happen? >> i think that could happen, regardless who is president because the markets are going to begin to rattle their chains, it will be like a dungeon, say, look. >> why haven't they rattled? >> they're waiting for this to pass. >> anything could happen. >> they look at america as some the stupidest people on earth if they're going to let go over the cliff when you have a mindless sequester of 600 billion on defense, 600 billion with an ax, they're going to say you're dysfunctional and we want more money for our money and inflation kicks up and the guy that gets hurt the worse, the little guy that everybody talks about day and night. >> a funny thing happened on the way to the debate. neither candidate getting a question on that fiscal cliff. and so, if they are talking about
FOX News
Oct 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
. see you tomorrow or monday. jon: fox news alert on the number one issue to americans this election season. we are talking about the jobs. the unemployment rate for september. 7.8% is the number. that number below eight percent for the first time in almost four years. 114,000 jobs created last month but not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth. as 23 million americans remain unemployed or under employed. coming up we'll go behind the numbers to see what they really tell us about the overall health of our economy. governor romney quickly issuing a statement saying, this is not what a real recovery looks like. meanwhile, we are awaiting, we're awaiting remarks from president obama. both presidential nominees are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. we are closely monitoring these events. we'll bring you the very latest developments. back to all of that in just a moment. but first, brand new stories and breaking news. jenna: new developments on a deadly meningitis outbreak putting nearly half of all states on alert with fresh concerns that more people m
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 10:00am PDT
elections, and sit down key surrogates from both campaigns and the senator kelly ayotte and martin o'mally. and that's going to do it for me and stay with us. >> a fox news alert. we're exactly a month away. >> kelly: can you believe that? >> from the day. i can, but here is comes the day that all voters go to the polls and decide the next president of the united states. hi, everybody, great to have you here, i'm jamie colby. >> kelly: it's good to have you here, i'm kelly wright and the countdown is on. the race between president obama and governor mitt romney increasingly tightening this weekend. and since wednesday night's big debate as the latest jobs report. and just this morning, governor romney already getting in some more prep time for next week's debate. and before hitting the campaign trail, in the key battle ground state of florida. and senator-- the national correspondent john roberts joins us live now from the city apopka. and the governor is scheduled to attend a rally. tell us about it. >> we've got a little bit after florida thunderstorm popped up and expected to be
FOX News
Oct 1, 2012 3:00am PDT
monday october 1st we are already here 30 days from the election. grim day in afghanistan. two more americans killed in the attack. >> al-qaida is on the path of defeat and osama bin laden is dead. wait until you hear what the top commander on the ground is saying about what is going on there. >> eric: two days. pumobama trying to spin expectation who has the most to gain. >> steve: we'll look at the preview. >> eric: he always said. i'll be back. now the former governor back in the spot light, talking about the affair that cost him his marriage . that and other affairs. "fox and friends" starts right now. welcome aboard, folks, october 1st. 91 days left. where did spept go. it flew by. >> gretchen: where did june go? the election is 31 days. are we that close already. >> eric: 6 and 37 days. >> gretchen: i am jumping the gun. it is it right around the corner. kicking off your monday morning with head lines. two days now from the first presidential debate. approximate the president's campaign trying to lower expectation by saying he could be at a disadvantage. >> challengers tend to
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
again. >> most moments so far this election has been poorly fliazed comments. >> if you got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made that happen. >> i like being able to fire people and put services to people. >> they call them gaffes but the media don't know. when ed uskie lost the '72 primary, everyone said candidates can't cry because that is weak, but then in 2008, hillary clinton cried. >> i have so many opportunities in this country. >> she begin to tear up. her voice cracked. she showed being human. [ applause ] >> this is very personal for me. >> people perceive that as weakness. i think they will. >> it makes her look like the campaign is in trouble. >> the days before, clinton showed was showed ten points behind. the next day she beat obama in new hampshire. >> she tears up and that moves 11 points in one day. >> she showed more authenticity and think voters were atrooktd that. >> john: authenticity is rare in politics and presidential campaigns and they strive to control everything by the consultants. bob beckel has counseled hundreds of candidates. >> it's thea
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
watching. ♪ >> gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's election headquarters. >> heather: topping the news this hour on the same day that the president attends a private event in california, millions of golden gate state drivers see record-breaking gas prices. we'll tell you why there is so much pain at the pump. >> gregg: george zimmerman goes after a major media company over the shocking edit job on the 911 call at the heart of the case. our legal panel weighs in. >> heather: a young girl tir tied to walk in high school hallways after having problems over a romney-ryan t-shirt. >> gregg: 30 days out from election day, the governor is wrapping up a rally with supporters north of palm beach in what many say has now become a post debate victory tour. john roberts joins us from port st. lucy, florida. what is going on there? >> good afternoon. just wrapped up one of the biggest crowds so far. about 12,000 people here at this town square. where president obama won by 12 points back in 2008. he is feeling pretty good about things in florida. a new ras
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm PDT
looks like it is more possible that romney could pull it out, what happens closer to election day? >>guest: the funny thing is, i would take one side of this obama argument which is, to me, as far as the markets go he is a known quantity. he has thrown everything possible that isant business -- that is antibusiness, health care, tax hikes, health care that no one wants, but the market going up. if romney gets in the market continues to go out. record amount of profit and record amount of cash. they are not spending it because they are scared of the administration. >>neil: a lot of them are warning including h.p. and intel. they see storm clouds. >> governor romney and paul ryan will be my special guest tonight at 9:00 p.m. i have forwarded money supply questions to hannity so he is covered. still think it is too late for romney to roar in wait until you hear about bundlers who are busted. 0t[h7♪ forz(power!) andiamo! andiamo! (let's go! let's go!) avanti! avanti! (keep going! keep going!) hahaha...hahahaha! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geic
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
five weeks to election. they don't exist. lay off notices by law was supposed to go out on november 2nd. they would have gone out to people in virginia which is a swing state. the white house doesn't want that. it moved hen and earth to top them. lochheed martin -- >> gretchen: how did they do it? >> it is it a hypothetical lay off and no warning notice is required. they come back it is clear . we have to send them out. the white house said if you don't send them out. we'll indemnify you against the losses if the lay offs have to take place. white house used taxpayer money to make sure lay off notices didn't go out. they are trying to buy a few dozen vote necessary virginia and preparing to use our money to do it >> steve: we are talking about lawsuits, hey, look under the warren act lochheed martin you are suppose tod let us know . and now the white house will write a big check maybe. >> they will make sure every last potential vote goes to the president this is what they are doing right now. loch heed martin want tod send out 123,000. >> steve: but ther required by law. >> gretche
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
against president obama. with 37 days until the election, we go on the campaign trail with paul ryan. >> this is a high stakes election. we will give the country a very clear choice. >> chris: and we sit down for an exclusive interview in which we discuss the economy, the new focus on national security and growing criticism of the romney campaign. paul ryan only on "fox news sunday." then, we will preview wednesday's first obama/romney debate and ask our sunday panel what each candidate needs to do to win the first face-off. and our power player of the week has spent almost half his life telling the inside story of how a president rose and fell from power. all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in washington. with just five weeks until election day and new polls showing president obama leading in key swing states, the presidential debates may be mitt romney's last best chance to turn this race around. and so we wanted to find out what the romney/ryan plan is when they face off against obama and biden. we caught up with running mate paul ryan saturday in new
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
closed this election. it's still wide open. that raises the question if you were sitting across not from me but mitt romney you had a mess samming to send mitt what would it be? >> i think they have to get tougher. i think their convention was not good. you thought the democrats did a good job. he was talking about how they picked up something with their convention they are talking about women and unmarried women and the married women. they are working hard the democrats and working hard on specific groups that the class warfare is always a positive thing in terms of getting votes but negative in terms of the country. but i do think mitt is going to have to get a lot tougher. if you look at obama's history people don't like getting tougher. they are afraid to talk like you are supposed to talk. i don't know what it is. john mccain was always gentle and nice when it came to president obama. i thought he was far too nice i didn't understand it. i didn't understand obama as well either. maybe it didn't register the same way. but if you look at what mitt romney is doing, i think he has
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
-- maybe it's a coincidence that the month before the election, we have a number that comes out 1/10th below when the president took office. >> sean: jack welch is not the only one tawing of this timely development. listen to what business insider said on fox business new york this morning. >> i feel like i am watching a movie, a suspense movie. because there is no way in the world these numbers are accurate. and somebody needs to dig real deep into this. how in the world, miraculously, we have the best flz 30 years, right before the election? somebody needs to do an investigation, like they are doing an investigation in libbia. they need to investigate the numbers because there is no way in the world these numbers are accurate? >> the same administration not telling the truth about benghazi and libya and the death of four americans. there are very important questions that need to be asked of the obama administration. when you look at the hardidate athere is no way to explain how the rate decreased from 8.1% to 7.8%. as the former director of the nonpartisan cbo put it, it is simp
FOX News
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
sewn up, i think. in an election like this, where have you high unemployment and people are very, very dissatisfied, i think you have a chance -- that really could be an opening for a challenger. i don't think that you -- normally, voters go with the candidate they would like to drink a beer w. i don't think that's necessarily the case now. >> let's talk about the the fact that president obama is a great speaker burks there are many critic who is say, once he is off the teleprompter, sometimes he gets himself in trouble, even if his remarked are interpreted, like the small businessue didn't build it -- that blew up. do you think there are any worries about being in an unscripted debate. >> his oratory tends to be lengthy. he is not meant for sound bites. reporters claim he is impossible to quote because his sentences are so long. his aides know this. they are trying to work on this with him, give him crisper, cleaner answers. >> have you a tightly controlled situation. we want to talk about the polls. we show in the beginning that there is a 5-point lead nationally. margin of err
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm PDT
else has said it. i have always thought this election would be a solid romney victory on the order of obama's defeat of mccain, a near land slide. >> greta: tomorrow morning in morning, the jobs report comes out, on the serious side, so many americans are without work. that's enormously distressing. there is a political part of that. if that number stays the same as the national average or gets worse, is that going to have any appreciable effect, do you think, on the campaign for the president? >> well, i think tell have the same deflatingesque as the jobs report after the democratic convention last time did. last month, it came out the day after obama's speech. i think it took some wind out of his sails. but i think there were very specific things things that romy accomplished that is important to focus on. number 1, obama agreed there was no difference between them on social security. and obama agreed that neither of their medicare plans would hurt existing elderly or anyone about to retire. they disagreed on the $716 million that obama caught current retiree, but the medi-scare and
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm PDT
swing states in next month's presidential election. a pennsylvania judge today blocked a tough and controversial new law that would require voters to show valid photo identification. the republican-led state legislature passed the law in march. supporters claim it would prevent fraud and insure that only those who are legally eligible to vote would be able to cast a ballot. opponents argued the law unfairly targeted minorities and the elderly and intended to keep them home on election day. according to the average of all pennsylvania polls, president obama has a sizable lead. democrats have fought the law furiously because in the past lower town out has benefited republicans in pennsylvania. the state acknowledged in court that there has never been a case of in person voter fraud in pennsylvania. now like for us in new york city with more on that. what will happen come election day? >>reporter: trace, believe it or not on election day poll workers will ask for your photo i.d. in pennsylvania but voters do not have to show up. the judge simpson led the law stay in place ruling it is
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 8:00pm PDT
keep the president on the ropes in the next debates? front ask and center in the midterm election . where is the tea party in this year's race. ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. thank you, thank you very much. what a great audience we have in the studio and welcome to huckabee for the fox news studios in new york city . biggest story in policings . first presidential debate held in denver. the universe view even amongst the staunchest obama supportirs was that mitt romney won the debate. and tingle up his leg hearing obama speak he was in such a melt down he it is tangled run the leg because he wet his pants. some of the excuses for the president not being much better than the empty chair that clint east wood revealed . al gore thought it was thaltitude of denver. i think the former vice president may have been a little high. but another ridiculous made on another net work and he with a straight face suggests that obama didn't debate well because he was black. what after geth elected as president of the united states and serving four years bark obama walked out on the
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
. could this be a game changer? the most critical event of the 2012 election is only one day away. the two candidates sharing one stage unfiltered, unedited, the first chance for americans to hear both men side by side. i think they call that must-see tv. martha: you have got both of these candidates focusing and work on their questions and preparing for anything that could be thrown at them. governor romney says he believes tomorrow's debate is about more than just wing or losing. >> people want to know who is going to win and who is going to score the punches and make the biggest difference in the arguments they make. and there will be the scoring of the wing and losing. in my view of it's not so much the wing and losing and the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. bill: good morning you, bob. you believe romney has to be aggressive without looking desperate. explain. >> he has got to land some punches and show a lot of energy. i'm sure he will have a lot of stats against the president. i'm sure you will heart last 43 months we have had unemployment more than
FOX News
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
if you take ohio, florida and virginia, you combine them, the exit polls from the last four elections have a 1 point democratic skew. the polling that has been done in the month of september in those three states has an 8 point democratic skew. >> bill: i know that. >> a 7 point -- >> bill: are you holding to what you said here last week whereas you don't believe these polls, you think that they are consciously -- remember what you said was done deliberately to put the president ahead in a psychological way. are you still holding to that? >> i do. >> bill: if the election were held tomorrow in like ohio where romney is up by 8. >> romney -- ohio would be too close to call. we would win florida. romney would win florida and virginia relatively handily. >> get back to the points on the debate. >> this race has been about little tiny things, little moves. what romney needs to do is to make it about the big things because on the big things, the american people agree with him. do you want more spending or less? do you want more government or less? do you want more regulation or less? do yo
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm PDT
dominating sunday conversations about the election. >> the obama campaign, they remind me a little bit of a seven-year-old losing a checker game and instead of being frustrated at the outcome they sweep the board off the table. it's not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointeted d in the expectations that he has for himself. >> tonight the anticipation growing, about the one and only debate between the vice-presidential nominee. gas prices may be high in your hometown, but they just hit a record in one state, and keep climbing. could what's driving up the cost in california happen closer to you? and a driver plows right into a liquor store, whoa. imagine being one of the people inside. and watching that struck get away. ♪ >> i'm harris falkner, we begin tonight in florida, with the republican presidential nominee for president spending a third straight day in that state which is up for grabs. governor mitt romney at an earlily in port st. lucie and he has a major address on foreign policy tomorrow at the virginia military institute and then the governor making a pro
FOX News
Oct 8, 2012 10:00am PDT
happened to that? >> well, the election happened to that and the president finds himself where he did not want to be right now, which is a six month long attack on mitt romney's character. basically it said that the president and his team, spending a lot of tens of millions of dollars in these battleground states each month, to say that mitt romney is a bad person. not that his policies are bad, necessarily, but always that mitt romney is a bad person coming one who hurts people and is a tax cheat and they have been pounding away at mitt romney all along on this. they did not expect to say and search into this stretch of the campaign. it should not be surprising that the course of a have opted to take is to escalate and ramp up the character attacks, the personal attacks. now they are just going with he is a liar. once upon a time, american politics, it would've been a very big deal and a strong accusation and it would have changed the way that things work, but now it is just sort of one within. megyn: isn't really? we have frank to show us these advertisements that come out from eith
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
because this election will be decided by a handful of swing states. both are spending a lot of time and a lot of money president obama is opening up some sleedz. this first debate could give the president more momentum or help governor romney reverse the trend and shake up the race. both campaigns are trying to down play expectations of what we'll see on wednesday. we have team fox coverage tonight ed henry on the president. first, john roberts covering governor romney's campaign for us. i know they are down playing expectations, john. but what are we expecting in the way of debate preparations now? >> in terms of debate preparation, i talked with mid romney's debate coach senator rob portman about that he said the strategy depends on which president obama shows up. if it's the combative and aggressive president obama. mitt romney could go toe to toe with him and punch for punch. it's it's 2008 rope-a-dope obama that dominated the debates back then governor romney has to be careful not to punch himself out early or commit any unforced errors. clearly articulate the choice between hi
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Oct 4, 2012 2:00pm PDT
had a great debate. incumbents presidents usually don't do well on the first debate in their election year. so obama will have a couple more chances. no doubt, there is only one person in america who thinks he won the debate. and he happens to be with us here today. >> did you take your medication or are you -- >> i'm so delighted to be the skunk at our garden party this afternoon. [ laughter ] i must tell you. first of all, i think twitter and the whole blogosphere thing made that the first presidential debate scored minute by minute and it drove the consensus that obama was crushed. obama was devastated. you know what? this is such -- >> it wasn't -- >> you could see it in the spin room in denver. >> stop it. within seconds after the debate, it was around the networks. >> you know what? they were crying. >> let me tell you something. >> they were having melt downs. >> let me tell you two quick things. one is everybody in there was twittering and -- >> now you're hanging out with bob twittering. >> no, no. tweet, whatever. the second thing to say is it wasn't so much the right, and t
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
mow men tim. bill: krauthammer went on to say one debate won't win the election but it might change the course. martha: vice president joe biden says governor romney did not go far enough in explaining his plans specifically to the american people. >> governor romney laid out a fundamentally different philosophy. he called for a tax plan that would these massive cuts for the wealthy but refused to explain how copay for them without raising tax on middle class families. instead he just denied how big these tax cuts were. martha: the romney campaign said they did lay out specific he will ets how they would pay for those. biden will debate paul ryan in danville, kentucky next thursday. bill: a former new york city mayor republican candidate rudy giuliani said the president, all he wants is bigger government. he had a consistent theme. government important, government has to help, government has to stimulate the private economy. every answer to every question by barack obama was more government. whether it was education, taxes, healthcare, green energy, more government, more government,
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Oct 6, 2012 1:00am PDT
would have been the better course. but now, october, with 32 days left to go in the election is when you call your opponent's truthfulness into question. the problem is there are 32 days left to go. once you use l word, liar, there aren't a lot of places left to go between now and november 6th. >> bill: again, you are really competing for very very few votes. most people have made up their minds. although the swing, kirsten in ohio, in florida and virginia pretty dramatic. if the other polls back up rasmussen and again we site rasmussen because they are the most accurate last time around and the time before that. that was an instant wing. i'm not going to say that will hold because there are a lot of things that could happen however, it shows a lot of people are paying attention right now. >> a lot of people are at paying attention. a lot of people watching the debate than in '08. >> 80 million people saw that debate. that doesn't count on the internet and other things like c-span. >> yeah. so people are very engaged. and they were watching that and clearly romney dominated in t
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Oct 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
is the most important demographic in this election in so many ways the romney campaign calls them coupon clippers. these are women who are moderate voters from swing counties who in fact are concerned about the economy, concerned about the direction of the country. they are not in crisis, but they are sure anxious, they are clipping those coupons, going to walmart, driving a little further for a tank of gas. what mitt romney did last night that spoke to those women was display leadership, display direction, display clear voice, clear eye assessment of what is going on in the country and it obviously stuck. and if he can win with women like that across the country, as he succeeded in that focus group, that would bode very well for his chances to unseat president obama. megyn: the president took shots at mitt romney for not offering a real plan. plan, should he become the president. one of the sound bytes the walmart moms apparently reacted to was mitt romney laying out his five-point plan here. listen. >> my plan has five basic parts. one, get us energy independent, north american
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Oct 8, 2012 2:00pm PDT
controversial position. strong message about the type of leadership from romney should he be elected. dana, i want to ask your opinion. >> in egypt, i'll use our influence, including clear condition on our aid to urge the new government to represent all, maintain peace treaty with israel. we must persuade our friends an allies to place similar stipulation on their aid. >> dana: overall, good timing. effective timing. if he had given the speech two weeks ago, it would have been lost in the benghazi fall-out. looking at that. it would have been the wrong time. two weeks for foreign policy debate, that eric will go for us. he had the venue. military virginia. that was good. tone was good. to your question about what he said there, i think that president obama is vulnerable on foreign policy. if you read the speech and you care about foreign policy, you could go down each area of the world and say it would make more sense. in particular, he said i would set clear conditions. people are willing to give foreign aid. one thing they require is there be clear conditions for what standards you have to
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Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
and hugs me. like that would lose the election. he doesn't hug me or he hugs me every day. no way for mitt romney to win. >> or even if he was mildly friendly, he tries to hard. he is trying to be cool. he is trying to be one of the people. >> he thinks he is cooler than i am. he is talking down to me. he thinks i can't afford my own gatorade. it would have been that whole thing. >> he comes out with garbage and throws it at me. put it in the truck. that's what i do. >> stick with this garbage analogy, isn't mitt suffering from a mess he made himself? if he hadn't said that 47% line they never would have come up with the campaign and never would have used the quote against him. >> i think they have come up with it anyway. >> but they used the quote over and over and over in ways that are effective even if they are unfair. this just seems to be in the ridiculous zone. we are now criticizing mitt because he doesn't come out in the morning and say, here is a water. how about a hug? i have been waiting for you. why are you late? >> and you have to admit, the garbage man was used. that was
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Oct 6, 2012 3:00am PDT
weekend prior to the election, people waiting hours to get in early voting. why do it? >> well, essentially for this reason. these two reasons. modern americans have very busy schedules. this is a straightforward common sense way for accommodating those scheduling. secondly it, relieves the pressure of election day congestion for election workers by giving folks an opportunity to vote early. so we have gone from election day to effectively election month where we will have probably 345 to 40% of ohioans voting before election day november 6th. >> once i send in that absentee ballot, who has my vote? where does it wind up? >> you go down and vote at one of the 88 county boards of elections. and it is then kept in a secure location whawnd we call a double-key system. meaning that no one party can have access to those ballots without the other party being present. and so it's under secure double or bipartisan eyeballing. >> which basically maybe answered my second question here on this one which is can it be tampered with? >> no. it cannot be tampered with. the double lock system
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
the election. bill: the gdp is 1.3? that's like belgium. why are stocks up, stuart? >> reporter: that's a very good question. normally when the market heads south you -- normally when the economy heads south the market heads south. but ben bernanke is propping it up. martha: we have a jam packed show for you today. both candidates are hunkered down getting ready for wednesday night's debate in denver. new numbers show how many voters could still be persuaded. bill: disturbing details in fallout from operation fast & furious. new records of dozens of weapons linked to murders and weapons and cartel hitmen. now there are questions about the fate of attorney general eric holder in all of this. >> they don't see the victims. 60,000 people have been killed. and they have been indifferent to the sufferings of the people. . but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward
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Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, quote, buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging, by electing mitt romney the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] of course, the middle clationz class has been buried, they are buried by regulations and buried by taxes and borrowing, they are being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> greta: so will the obama campaign take a political hit with that one, mr. speaker? it's dangerous to talk these days? >> look, it's pretty hard to take anything joe biden says seriously. but if you look at it from -- there are two parts to t. he admits that in the last four years, that's the obama years, the middle class has been buried. highest price of gasoline in the history. hits the middle class. the unemployment rate hits the middle class. the debt being piled up, hits the middle class. but then he goes on to say something which is frankly nutty. no republican is proposing a tax increase in the middle class. none, zero. there are no proposals to raise taxes on the middle class. who is proposing to raise taxes? obama? who has a whole ra
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
more to come election day 33 days from now, trace? >> speaking of capitalizing, carl, the romney campaign says donations have been pouring in since the debate last night. >> one of the things that they are also boasting about is tremendous increase in social media attention. lots of new twitter followers. lots of new hits on facebook. but where the money is concerned the romney campaign was experiencing certain degree of anxiousness when republic donors saying he wasn't doing so well and they might shift their donations to the republic house and senate members. that seems to have been alleviated by last night's debate performance. the romney campaign says since the debate last night they have been getting two donations a second and they expect it to be a huge boost in momentum that they very dearly want to continue. trace. >> trace: carl cammeron live in fissuresville, virginia. we will listen in live. his first scheduled campaign event since last night's debate. meantime governor romney and congressman paul ryan sat down in sean hannity today. can you see the entire interview to
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Sep 30, 2012 3:00am PDT
, prior to elective office, i understand what it takes to run a business and you know, folks who are in business are subject to tremendous challenges. and not only in the economy itself, but through government. so, government should be asking these, should be welcoming these businesses and not putting up road blocks. >> so, you've-- >> on that point you've then introduced legislation, to absorb the fees. >> i have a bill i'm sponsoring that would eliminate the fees and prevent government from bureaucratically deciding when these fees are necessary and when they're not necessary. there are certain exceptions, particularly when it comes to large developments. you wouldn't want wal-mart, for example, building a store on a main street without asking them to do some work, but for the small businesses we're going to eliminate the fees and hopefully i'll be able to convince my colleagues to support this. >> dave: small businesses need it more than ever. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> clayton: coming up on the show, a murder for hire plot unveiled. a high school teacher accused
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
pulled here to turn things around. >> there is 34 days out of an election this, president never asked about the promise he'd cut the deficit in half in the first term and gave us $6 trillion in debt and fewer americans working and there is media basically sold out the american people and not have done their job. governor, great to see you, thank you for being with us. still ahead on this post debate spin room edition more with frank luntz and his focus group z we'll be joined by rudy giuliani, juan williams and kirsten powers and the man who helped prep governor romney for tonight's debate, senator rob portman. >> second topic getting a deduction to take a plant overseas? i've been in business 25 years i have no idea what you're talk bchlgt i maybe need to get a new accountant. idea you get a break for shipping jobs over seas is not the case. music is a universal language. but when i was in an accident... i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own with unitedhealthcare, i got help that fit my life. information on my phone. connection to doctors who get whe
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Oct 8, 2012 1:00pm PDT
elected by folks around the world as to whether or not he had the meddle to -- mettle to get the job done. they believe he has. listen to the president last night paying his case. >> four years ago i told you i would end the war in iraq. we did. i said i would end the war in afghanistan. we are. i said we would focus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. today, osama bin laden is in more. >>reporter: there lab a dip, though, in the president's approval rating regarding handling of foreign policy in the fox news poll and the nbc and "wall street journal" poll in recent weeks after the terror attack in libya. however, in the polls the president is still doing well on foreign policy but the point is, their vulnerability on the issue, especially in recent weeks after the attack in benghazi, the sort of fumbled response from the agent as to whether or not it was a stepper attack or spontaneous reaction to the antimuslim videotape, the bottom line is, that is part of the reason why mitt romney is trying to pounce here. he clearly sees an opening here. >>eric: thank you. this caug
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm PDT
candidates set to visit men of the key election battlegrounds that will decide this election. president obama in colorado today ahead of stops in wisconsin, virginia, and ohio. governor romney campaigns in virginia tonight and heads to florida. the republican nominee coming off what political analysts are calling a very strong performance. most saying he was the clear winner. in a cbs news instant poll, 46 percent of uncommitted voters who watched the debate picked romney as the winner. 22 percent said the president won. about a third called it a tie. this is a snapshot based on instant reaction to the debate not carefully considered opinion which often changes in the days that follow. romney senior advisor predicted a dynamic shift in the campaign following the debate. senior obama campaign strategist axelrod said of the debate and i quote, "it's like playoffs in the sports. evaluate after evert and make adjustments and i am sure we will make adjustments." we have ed henry on the campaign trail but, first, job -- john roberts is in virginia. what do we hear from governor romney today f
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